2 October 2020

Overhaul of Skills Match Report process set to be implemented from 7 October 2020

The Government has announced an overhaul of the Skills Match Report process, which will have a direct impact on which Essential Skills work visa applications will require Skills Match Reports.

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1 October 2020

Three new specific classes of workers added to ‘other critical worker’ border exception category

As mentioned in our earlier article the Government has announced changes to the border exception category for those wanting to travel to New Zealand as an ‘other critical worker’.

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27 September 2020

No re-opening of the South Island Contribution Category

Since INZ's latest policy release on Friday, we have been contacted by numerous clients thinking that the South Island Contribution Category ("SICC") has reopened and that they can now pursue a pathway to residence through that channel.

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23 September 2020

Government grants some relief for key farming industries with seasonal work visa expansion and additional border exceptions

Further temporary visa changes are being implemented, with the aim of mitigating seasonal labour shortages in agriculture, horticulture and viticulture resulting from the ongoing border closure.

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15 September 2020

Certain offshore visa applications set to resume processing

Immigration New Zealand’s adjustment to processing priorities sees the resumption of processing certain offshore visa applications.

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9 September 2020

Light at the end of the tunnel for New Zealand's stranded migrants as a raft of new policies are announced today

  Immigration Minister Hon Kris Faafoi has utilised freshly legislated powers to implement the following new policies, due to launch in early October, to facilitate the re-entry to New Zealand of a sizeable portion of our ‘team of 5 million’ who...

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